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Highlanders Sign Japan's Rugby World Cup Star

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders have added some Japanese grunt to their pack for the 2021 season with Brave Blossoms star Kazuki Himeno signing with the club from Toyota Verblitz.   Himeno was one of...

How the All Blacks fared in the opening round of the Mitre 10 Cup

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The opening round of the Mitre 10 Cup was a special one as the bulk of the All Blacks squad were made available to their regional sides, an extremely rare occurrence as New Zealand's...

Springbok lock returns to the Bulls

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok lock, Jason Jenkins, has returned to Loftus Versfeld on short term loan from Japanese Top League outfit, Toyota Verblitz, and will be available for the impending South African domestic competition.   The...

Michael Hooper set for Japan in 2021

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has accepted a sabbatical deal to join Japanese team Toyota Verblitz next year on a six-month deal.     The 28-year-old, who will link up with former Waratahs...

Kieran Read signs on to play in the Mitre 10 Cup

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Counties Manukau Rugby Football Union has confirmed the signing of former All Blacks captain Kieran Read for the upcoming Mitre 10 Cup season.   Read, who hails from the South Auckland region...

The Six Players Who Have Played 150 Games For The Crusaders

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Black second-rower Sam Whitelock is set to become the seventh player to bring up his 150th game for the Crusaders this weekend against the Chiefs and in doing so he joins an elite club of players to...

Report: Beauden Barrett signs with Japanese Top League club

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two time World Player of the Year Beauden Beauden has reportedly signed a multi-million-pound deal to join Top League side Suntory Sungoliath according to a report by Nik Simon in the...

Former Springbok Gio Aplon joins Jake White at the Bulls

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Bulls have confirmed the signing of former Springbok utility back Gio Aplon, who will join the team from June or as soon as he is able to travel back to South Africa, as Director of Rugby Jake White...

Sir Steve Hansen speaks out on Lions ref howler

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Blacks coach Sir Steve Hansen has finally spoken out on the controversial refereeing decision that cost New Zealand the 2017 British and Irish Lions series back in 2017.   Hansen...

Steve Hansen backs One-off Lions-New Zealand Test but says 'it won't be a decider'

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Gatland says the Lions could warm up for their tour of South Africa with a game against New Zealand, and Steve Hansen backs the idea.   Steve Hansen has backed Warren Gatland's idea to...